Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Hello I'm The 'Cancellation Policy'

Below you'll find the conditions in force for cancellation. Amounts and percentages are to be paid by you. You can only cancel by phone, email or the cancellation form on the booking engine.

Generic terms (Individual booking)

The customer can cancel without charge up to 24 hours before the commencement date.
If canceled less than 24 hours before the commencement date, the customer has to pay 100% of the reservation value of the first night to Hello I'm Local.
Special conditions (groups *)

If canceled more than 14 days before the commencement date, the customer has to pay 100% of the deposit to Hello I'm Local.
If canceled 7 days or less before the commencement date, the customer has to pay 100% of the reservation value to Hello I'm Local.

(*) Groups = Every booking with 5 people or more.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Hello I'm your group breakfast. For E5.50 pp I set the table for you and your group. I love knowing what time you will be coming so I can have everything ready for you.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hello I'm Local Boutique Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

People might call me different, but I think that makes me, me. I’m a local boutique hostel. Somewhere in between a 5-star hotel and laid-back hostel.
I’m a place to eat, drink and sleep in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

All my rooms have a private shower, some share a toilet. Don’t worry the toilet won’t be more than a step away. I will make sure your bed is ready made when you arrive.

I’m located in the Burgwal Neighborhood in the city center, across the water from the Teylers Museum and the central square, the Grote Markt. I’m a 15 minute walk from Haarlem station, 15 minute train ride from Amsterdam and a 40 minute bike ride to my national park and the beaches Zandvoort and Bloemendaal.

Now you could call me old fashion as I enjoy to meet people, play a game or read a book. That’s why I left out tv’s and wifi in my 12 rooms. Don’t worry there’s free WiFi in the living room for you internet addicts. I have a garage where you can store your bikes.
I also have a guest pantry with all you might need like a microwave, fridge, hairdryer, iron and a water boiler to make your own coffee / tea if you like.

Shopping, a night out or spending time at the beach or in the national park?
My check- in time is at 15:00 but I would love to meet you earlier so you can drop off your bags and I can tell you everything my city has to offer.

The prices excludes the E3,25 tourist tax, per person, per night and my delicious breakfast. If you have an appetite I can make you breakfast, lunch or a local snack. The tourist tax needs to be paid upon arrival.

My reception is open fin 08:00 - 20:00. If you are arriving/departing other hours please let me know in advance. Don’t worry there’s always someone present.

WARNING: My people might make you feel too much at ease. My apologies upfront. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2021
    This is one of my favorite hostels I've been to. The staff is exceptionally kind, the common room is so cozy, and the rooms are modern and very clean. The hospitality offered by this place is top notch. The only think I would change is offering wifi in the rooms, but even without I would 100% stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Oct 2021
    Loved my stay at Hello I'm Local! In fact, I was only supposed to stay one day here, but decided to stay a second. The breakfast included with a single room is INCREDIBLE, location is a close walk to the city center but far enough away that you really do feel local, and the staff were so incredibly helpful with recommendations for how to spend my time in Haarlem. I will 100% be back if I ever return to the city!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2021
    Fantastic place. Rooms were bright and clean and beautiful. Beds very comfortable. Atmosphere was relaxing and welcoming. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was high quality. Small limited kitchen for self catering. Quiet and convenient location. Thanks!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Aug 2021
    Really nice hostel. I would definitely come back here. The hostel had a very welcoming vibe. I would say this place is 10/10 if your a digital nomad.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2021
    Unfortunately for me as a solo traveler basically everyone here was either a couple or a family. But that wasnt even a bother, it was a fantastic stay overall!
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Feb 2020
    Thanks for everything, very nice hostel. I would just recommand to take care of the bikes 😁
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Aug 2021
    Beautiful hostel, well cared
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 May 2021
    Very friendly staff, made it a nice time while being there.
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Sep 2021
    Wow what a great place to stay in Haarlem! The staff were super helpful on arrival, and the facilities were some of the best on my trip. It’s a quiet hostel, but I was still able to meet and make friends with other travelers. Definitely a boutique hostel, and the price reflects that. Beds were super comfortable as well.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Aug 2021
    This is such a sweet place! The staff was so nice and helpful and the room was clean and comfortable. There isn't a kitchen or a place for you to eat your own food, and there wasn't a social atmosphere at all, though vibe was good and everybody was nice. Overall I definitely recommend this place :)
    Israel, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games